Sunday, September 22, 2013
If your shots are being affected by distraction or nerves, pick a single word that you associate with someplace calming. A patch of woods up in the mountains, the ocean, a white rail fence that goes for miles. Associate that word with that place and repeat it in your head to bring you back to that mental picture for a couple of seconds. Then go back to your shot process with a calmer state of mind and more focus.
Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel, is short read, but I pick up something different each time I read it.
Do you see your practice time as meditation, or something else?
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|All in the same spot. Well, at least I'm consistent!|
Fortunately, shooting with the BEST system for a few years makes it really easy to use the right muscles. Thinking about the aim sight picture and not getting the clicker in the right place at the right time = major frustration. So, this may well be the answer. You have the wall (ie. clicker) and you are good to go.
Pretty sure that Khatuna will be someone to be reckoned with before too long with hers. I have a feeling she will pick this up even faster. :D